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New Hospital Names Take A While To Get Used To

Corporations buying out formerly Catholic-owned hospitals have got me scratching my head. The former St. John’s at I-44 and I-255 was bought out and is now Mercy Medical. The same company bought out St. Anthony’s in South County and we are now supposed to remember to refer to it as Mercy South. And ol’ St…….

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Looks like we’re in for a long, cold, wet winter…

The signs are pointing toward a severe winter to hit Monroe County. The fall’s two main folklore coming winter predictors, permissions and woolly worms, are both showing signs of a harsh winter. First the persimmon kernals came up spoons, this means there will be a lot of snow to shovel. And now the woolly worms……

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Only In Monroe County

Is it me, or is there something just a bit not right about this? To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase a subscription here.

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Unique Monroe County License Plate

Rita Brinkman proudly displays that she is one of the many longtime Valmeyer residents who survived the Great Flood of 1993. She and husband, Bruce, live on a farm wests of old town. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can…

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Calgon, Take Me Away!

Working on a website and keeping up with social media makes the Ed-itor want to go back to the good ol’ days of plunking away on a manual typewriter. Of course, long hours of typing on a manual typewriting may lead to this…. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent. …

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Did You Lose Your Grover?

Following Waterloo’s Pumpkinfest, these items were found on the Courthouse Grounds. Those wishing to claim an item are asked to stop by the Waterloo City Hall. This is a case to be solved by Super Grover… To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a…

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9,452 Days!

Something happened Saturday night that the Ed-itor never thought would occur… Gage Wienhoff, youngest of the Ed-itor’s two nephews, treated Uncle Ed to dinner Saturday night, Oct. 19, at JV’s Downtown Bar and Grill. The two had a great meal – both ordering the barbecued pork steaks. When the bill arrived on the table, Gage grabbed……

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Persimmons Predict Heavy Snow This Winter

Better get your snow shovels ready for this winter. The persimmons have spoken …. and their prediction is that Mother Nature will cover Monroe County in snow this winter. There was a big persimmon harvest at this end of the summer with a bumper crop being picked. When then seeds were halved, the “shovel” was……

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Try Germ-X Instead Of Kraut And Mustard

The Ed-itor makes sure to add just the right condiments to his summer picnic bratwursts to make sure the delicacy is healthy. To access more content, login or subscribe to the Monroe County Independent.  If you are are not yet a subscriber you can purchase a subscription here.

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A view into the world of the Columbia School Board

For wayward souls brave enough to creek open the hallroom door leading into the mysterious meeting room of the Columbia School Board… here is but a peep of a peek… “In that direction,” the Cat said, waving its right paw round, “lives a Hatter: and in that direction,” waving the other paw, “lives a March Hare. Visit either you……

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